Looking to bag a charity shop bargain? You'll be lucky.

Jess Bown
Oxfam store
Oxfam store

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Charity shops run by organisations such as Oxfam and Cancer Research UK used to be a great place to rummage around for a secondhand bargain.

But with many items now costing in excess of £100, charity shops have come under fire for abandoning their traditional customer base in a bid to attract label hunters with deep pockets.